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Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:17:58 pm »
Some of you may have seen the poster below around the village from Geoff, who is trying to find out more information about Merrilegs the Pony, who used to reside roughly where the shops on the South Eastern side of the green now are around 1960.

I have received a letter from Geoff who is very keen for anyone who may know more information to get in touch with him. Unfortunately Geoff does not use the internet, but if anyone can help answer the queries below and would be happy for me to pass the information onto him, please contact me via instant message or contact him via the telephone number on the poster below.
 
Geoff has discovered that a saddlery existed in the village. Does anyone have any images or memories of this?

Also, Geoff thinks that there was another little grey dapple pony who lived near by called Thumper. Does anyone have any information about this pony as well?

I am sure he would be grateful for any assistance with the above points, or any other general information about Merrilegs, in particular if anyone has a photo of the pony or knows of any information about their owner.


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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 06:40:26 pm »
Hi James,

There are two memories on the site about a pony called Merrylegs.

http://www.brookmans.com/history/memories/jubilee/morgan.shtml

http://www.brookmans.com/history/memories/jubilee/gillard.shtml

Perhaps Mary, author of the first piece, remembers more. She's a member of the forum.

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 07:04:07 pm »
Hi James

The Brookmans Park Saddlery Centre was located at 91 Bradmore Green.
 

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 02:37:21 pm »
What an interesting photo.

I vaguely remember the newer part of the parade of shops where the off licence is being built, I'd guess early seventies.

I also believe the Station Road flats are late fifties - so does that mean there was a field between the flats and approx where Pukkahouse is/was now ?

Was the alleyway to Westland Drive always there ?
 

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 02:47:09 pm »
Sasquartch

My flat in Station Close was built mid 1950s.

The first photo on this page

http://www.brookmans.com/history/pictures/ch6.shtml

Suggests the alleyway has always been there

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 05:12:13 pm »
I can remember Merrilegs and the young lady owner.    I will contact Geoff.

I remember the Station Close flats being built in the 50s.  Before H&S building sites made great playgrounds!  I am also pretty sure the alleyway has always been there.

I do not remember the saddlery.   From a google search it looks as though 91 might be in the new shops that were built on the field that Merrilegs was in.  I bought my riding clothes from Pearsons in Enfield in the 50s and had probably given up riding when the saddlery existed.

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 10:11:22 pm »
Half a horse on left hand side!!

(Picture taken from Images Of North Mymms Vol 1 DVD)
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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 06:01:49 am »
I can remember Merrilegs and the young lady owner.    I will contact Geoff.

Hi Mary, was the horse called Merrilegs or Merrylegs? I guess there is no birth certificate, and it doesn't really matter, but the two references to the horse in the history section of this site have it as Merrylegs. I can change it so it comes up on searches.

http://www.brookmans.com/history/memories/jubilee/morgan.shtml

http://www.brookmans.com/history/memories/jubilee/gillard.shtml

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Re: Merrilegs the Pony - information required
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 08:04:54 am »
Hi David,

The 4th photo on this page says Merrilegs.

http://www.brookmans.com/history/pictures/ch5.shtml
 

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